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*We are now in process of building up our 2020 event listings... The 2020s are now back to being highlighted in FUCHSIA... As always, we welcome you to please send us your CT Shoreline-area old car event listings!

This Calendar is originated and periodically updated by the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection, a not-for-profit enterprise run for antique auto enthusiasts, by antique auto enthusiasts. As the information presented here is gleaned from a WIDE variety of sources, there is no way we can vouch for the truth or accuracy of anything, and we STRONGLY suggest you get in touch with the applicable event contacts listed, to make sure the event is indeed going to be held (especially before you make a long trip to attend!). Thank you. SAAC, P.O. Box 3353, Stony Creek, CT 06405, e-mail CommonGear@aol.com, web site http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/ . Please send your CT Shoreline-area event listings for inclusion here (non-marque-specific events preferred).

WHY DO WE DO THIS? - We maintain this Calendar as a service to our fellow local-area antique auto enthusiasts! It's not perfect, but we always work very hard at it, and try to verify as much as possible everything that we publish. And we love to share it! We are not professionals at this--only enthusiasts who enjoy the old car hobby. What would really make us happy, however, is that those who may like to copy and paste our exhaustively researched (always with sources credited), written-out & detailed listings for their own web site use, to please occasionally give us a little bit of a shout-out! Thanks for your understanding and support! See you out there at the shows & cruises!

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NOVEMBER 15-DECEMBER 31, 2019, Friday-Tuesday, New Haven - Goodwill of Southern New England's "Fantasy of  Lights 2019," at Lighthouse Point Park, 2 Lighthouse Road, New Haven, CT 06512... Hours: Sunday thru Thursday = 5pm-9pm; Friday & Saturday = 5pm-10pm... Admission: Car/Family Van = $10; Minibus = $25; Full-size Bus = $50... Organizer: Nancy Shapiro, phone 203-777-2000 x228, email nshapiro@goodwillsne.org ... Official Web Site: https://www.goodwillsne.org/fantasy-of-lights/ … *11/15/2019 UPDATES – Here’s a marked-up map with some highlighted info on our friends The Blood Sweat & Gears Car Club’s outstanding Display Sponsorship once again for this year for The Fantasy Of Lights! I posted it on line at the Facebook system, and here’s the direct link: https://scontent-den4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/75587552_2555967124493454_3890491375124217856_o.png?_nc_cat=111&_nc_oc=AQldwIVZRtt7M1NtC94GhFGIdh4qvhJhxgHtr3qKlIQ4ezH9Wwc8MLtsKE7RlSeGRi4&_nc_ht=scontent-den4-1.xx&oh=9c069a322b5cb12dcfc81807e7ceb227&oe=5E5C6CCE … AWESOME JOB once again by the BSG-ers, supporting this fantastic event, benefiting an exceptionally worthy cause!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/5/2019; updated with a link to a marked-up map highlighting the Blood Sweat & Gears Car Club’s notable involvement, as of 11/15/2019)

DECEMBER 6, 2019, Friday, New Haven – “…The Chaz & AJ McDermott Chevrolet & Lexus Toy Drive – ‘Bring a new, unwrapped toy, or cash donation, to help five local charities!’…”… Friday, December 6, 2019, 5:30am – 10:00am, at Jordan's Furniture (Long Warf), 40 Sargent Drive, New Haven, Connecticut 06511… Quoting from the official Facebook event page: (https://www.facebook.com/events/715703785602148/): “…The Chaz & AJ McDermott Chevrolet & Lexus Toy Drive is Friday, December 6 at Jordan’s Furniture! Join the entire morning show starting at 5:30am to 10am… Admission is a new, unwrapped toy or a monetary donation of at least $25… Benefiting Boys & Girls Village, Rite-Way-4-Kids, McGivney Community Center Inc., Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley and New Haven YMCA Youth Center… Chaz and AJ will broadcast live on a show that promises guests, music and many surprises including: *Long Island Comic Paul Bond… *Music from Rock House… *Concert God Jimmy Koplik… *Singing from Andrea Saunders, the East Haven Police and even the East Haven Mayor… *TV personalities from WFSB Channel 3, WTNH and FOX 61 including Kevin Hogan, Teresa Dufour, Tony Terzi, Margaux Farrell, George Colli and more… *New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart and incoming New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker… Plus SO much more…”… … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/20/2019)

DECEMBER 7, 2019, Saturday, Branford (also 11/29, 11/30, and 12/1) – “The Ninth Annual Branford Christmas Caddy Toy Drive”… Time to think about & prepare for The Christmas Caddy (https://www.facebook.com/christmascaddy/) once again this year! They have just announced dates and locations! What a wonderful thing the Pantani Family of Branford and all their friends and helpers do every year around this time, to make Christmas a little better for those less fortunate!... Quoting from The Sound’s (https://www.facebook.com/thesoundct/Facebook post of 11/21/2019: ”… For the first time, the Branford High School Excel Club, a student-driving community service arm of Branford Exchange Club, is helping to organize and run the Christmas Caddy gift drive to benefit Branford families in need served by Branford Counseling & Community Services, said Renee Pantani.The ninth annual Christmas Caddy gift drive will take place at Branford Walmart over Thanksgiving weekend (Friday, Nov. 29, Saturday, Nov. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 1) from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; and on the Branford Green in front of Town Hall on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m…”… webmaster’s notes - Wow, nine years already for The Christmas Caddy! Awesome! Very nice job by The Sound highlighting this and also the Excel Club at BHS for supporting this year's effort!... WHY I AM HIGHLIGHTING THE 12/7 DATE - Like I usually do, I'm planning to drive an old car over to Branford Town Hall on the day that the Caddy's going to be collecting toys, Saturday, December 7th, 2019 (Facebook event page for 12/7: https://www.facebook.com/events/617587318985670/), to drop off my donations and hopefully get a couple of good old car photo-ops in there as well. They're going to be doing 10am to 1pm that day at Town Hall, and I'm going to shoot for NOON. Any other local old car folks who'd like to show up at NOON with your old car to drop off your toy donations, please consider doing it! The more the merrier! And maybe we can get a few good pictures in the process! Shoot for NOON on 12/7! Hope to see you there!... Additional info – And here is the Facebook event page for the previous weekend’s Branford Wal-Mart dates as well: https://www.facebook.com/events/747378039079064/ … Final thoughts – And don’t forget to visit The Christmas Caddy’s official Facebook page, and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there: https://www.facebook.com/christmascaddy/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/21/2019)

DECEMBER 8 1, 2019, Sunday, WestbrookThe CVA's "Last Hurrah"… Quoting from the official 2019 Connecticut Volkswagen Association events list that CVA President Bill Arute (williamarute@sbcglobal.net) sent us on 2/5/2019: "...The CVA’s “Last Hurrah” Address: 401 Seaside Ave. 06498. Are you crazy enough to go to a VW event in December? Weather permitting we will be gathering again at the Westbrook Town Beach from noon to 3. Afterwards we are invited to participate in the Westbrook Tree Lighting Parade, decorating is encouraged! Contact Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 or bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org for more info..."... For more info - Please be sure to check out the CVA's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/275887482483748/ and/or visit their official web site at: http://www.ctvwa.org/ ... *10/14/2019 IMPORTANT UPDTATE – Quoting from the notice that was recently placed on the CVA’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/275887482483748/): “…NEW DATE!!!! Our last hurrah originally scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 1, is now rescheduled to Sunday, Dec. 8… The parade date has been changed due to the 1st being the thanksgiving weekend so we are changing our date to allow us to participate again in the parade… Sunday December 8,2019 - The CVAs Last Hurrah Address: 401 Seaside Ave. 06498. Are you crazy enough to go to a VW event in December? Weather permitting we will be gathering again at the Westbrook Town Beach from noon to 3. Afterwards we are invited to participate in the Westbrook Tree Lighting Parade, decorating is encouraged! Contact Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 or bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org for more info…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/13/2019; notice of event date change and associated info was added to this listing as of 10/14/2019)

JANUARY 1, 2020, Wednesday, "Everywhere" – “Happy New Year and Welcome to 'Official Antique Status' all of the 1995 Model Year Cars,” as per the Antique Automobile Club of America's definition of "Antique"--that being any automobile 25 years old or older... More info - http://www.aaca.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/21/2019)

JANUARY 4, 2020, Saturday, Hudson (MASSACHUSETTS) – 16th Annual Hot RodDrag Racing Nostalgia Fest, Saturday, January 4, 2020, 1-6pm, at Elks Hall, Park Street, Hudson, MA… Admission $10… Cash bar & food available… “…Vintage drag racing and hot rodding events on a giant screen! Join your old buddies for a fun-filled Winter Gab-Fest about those Good Old Days!... Bring your memorabilia: Photo albums, club jackets, plaques, videos, DVDs, slides, stories, and whatever to share!...”… Vendors, commentators, 50/50 raffle… Info: Jack Brady, phone 401-954-4121, JackFB1320@aol.com … FLYER – Here’s the direct link to the Official Flyer for this event (from which all of the above info was transcribed directly) that we ran across on the Facebook system, and that we made a copy of for the SAAC Facebook page: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/73025378_2423963397700117_6784737787129102336_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_oc=AQmSEhW2W1eqU-RvJDIDhgpp3yTeSvVoJAUylgN8dkGhq3PF5kOpu4dGWHaqml2qeyo&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=0f75af40c6df43e981d3985926b40db2&oe=5E64EF48  … Additional info – We looked up the location that was noted on the flyer, and came up with this, what appears to be a more detailed street address for where the event is going to be happening: Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge #959, 99 Park St, Hudson, MA 01749… (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/30/2019)

JANUARY 5, 2020, Sunday, Enfield – “Antique Automobile Flea Market at The Powder Mill Barn, Hazardville,” 32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT; Exit 47E off I-91, to Route 190 east, turn right at junction of Route 192… 1st Sunday of the month, 7:00am to 11:00am, on the following dates: December 1st, 2019 … January 5th, 2020 … February 2nd, 2020 ... March 1st, 2020 … Vendors: $15, table provided ($10 if you supply your own table)… Public: $2 donation… Information: Contact Jack Moccio 413-237-4141, or Don Passardi 860-684-2675… Hosted by CVWA’S (webmaster's note - Donald advised that stood for "Connecticut Valley Working A's")…”… FLYER - Here's the link to the Official Flyer that our friend Donald Passardi sent us, and which we uploaded to the SAAC’s Facebook, and which is where we got all of the above info: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/73524714_2498943250195842_5383135210772627456_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_eui2=AeEK6xoQXU5UcyUHHMog0ZsxAKy3QvbaU4vnSpqaBRXCbWl0z6CLH6LNff99tl8OiRiHDMZN5sIffMNytTSXH1mqToUBHfmmUb28FeqqYLCZFw&_nc_oc=AQnP4uQq6Wcu2a66r5_Re7iYZkeMalYhtJhuCXfcM6v_56HTyodcNRjl69U613y9diA&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=12ca2f902a45cba3e863b30f99a52e6c&oe=5E2997E6    … (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/18/2019)

JANUARY 17-19, 2020, Friday-Sunday, Allentown (PENNSYLVANIA) – “Carlisle Events Presents ‘Auto Mania’,” at the Allentown Fairgrounds Agri-Plex, 302 N. 17thStreet, Allentown, PA 18104. Event Hours: Friday = 12pm to 9pm; Saturday = 9am to 6pm; Sunday = 9am to 3pm. Admission: Daily, Friday thru Sunday = $10; kids 12 and under free… More info: https://www.carlisleevents.com/events/schedule … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/11/2019)

JANUARY 18 & 19, 2020, Saturday & Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – “…Don’t miss the Biggest, Best Show in the Northeaset—Mark your Calendar Now! – Auto Parts Swap ‘n Sell… Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089… Heated, Indoors, at the Better Living Center… January 18th& 19th, 2020… Swap Meet Vendor Space, 12x15 space, $130, reserved in advance—Reserve your space now!... Call 860-871-6376 or 860-268-1787… Automotive/Racing Enthusiasts Swap Meet, 350 vendors, millions of parts, Classic, Street Rod, Drag & Oval Track parts…www.apswapnsell.com …”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Ben Dodge from Start/Finish Productions (http://www.apswapnsell.com/) for sending along the flyer and two-sided handbill for the upcoming Auto Parts Swap 'n Sell, coming up on Saturday, January 18th, and Sunday, January 19th, 2020, at the Big E Better Living Center in West Springfield, MA. Following are links to scans of the front side of the flyer/handbill, and also the rear side of the handbill containing a form you can use to sign up for a/some vending space(s), by printing it out and applying via snail mail (there is also plenty of contact info for Start/Finish Productions shown if you need to contact them directly). Banner/Flyer Image - MAINhttps://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/72722616_2490779561012211_1058713376949010432_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_oc=AQltusGHTa_H1A774DTlj4paav_2RCTvWCfJEmCO9quuKMLAzRetrUK1j6DQyZRqKtw&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=9eb223e44d4eb3da39fe141b87fdb541&oe=5E376921 … Banner/Flyer Image - Back Side with Formhttps://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/72985292_2490779661012201_3562258107369259008_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_oc=AQnO6EzAbGHnfgGkNwhrsd5HG3NufWfMK6_HvUlvZrBqGWwJ0QW-iDyI78KwZOXRAAo&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=dcce2cdf919f8ec9a6a78c179b57dd5d&oe=5E2807CE … Additional thoughts - I'm already getting psyched! Don't forget that this is a TWO DAY event, even though some unfortunate bad weather on Sunday of the 2019 event forced it to be closed for that day (it was a Big E decision, I believe). Anyway, put it on your calendar--it's always a great mid-winter destination to get a nice dose of "car culture" when the weather is cold!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/14/2019)

FEBRUARY 2, 2020, Sunday, Enfield – “Antique Automobile Flea Market at The Powder Mill Barn, Hazardville,” 32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT; Exit 47E off I-91, to Route 190 east, turn right at junction of Route 192… 1st Sunday of the month, 7:00am to 11:00am, on the following dates: December 1st, 2019 … January 5th, 2020 … February 2nd, 2020 ... March 1st, 2020 … Vendors: $15, table provided ($10 if you supply your own table)… Public: $2 donation… Information: Contact Jack Moccio 413-237-4141, or Don Passardi 860-684-2675… Hosted by CVWA’S (webmaster's note - Donald advised that stood for "Connecticut Valley Working A's")…”… FLYER - Here's the link to the Official Flyer that our friend Donald Passardi sent us, and which we uploaded to the SAAC’s Facebook, and which is where we got all of the above info: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/73524714_2498943250195842_5383135210772627456_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_eui2=AeEK6xoQXU5UcyUHHMog0ZsxAKy3QvbaU4vnSpqaBRXCbWl0z6CLH6LNff99tl8OiRiHDMZN5sIffMNytTSXH1mqToUBHfmmUb28FeqqYLCZFw&_nc_oc=AQnP4uQq6Wcu2a66r5_Re7iYZkeMalYhtJhuCXfcM6v_56HTyodcNRjl69U613y9diA&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=12ca2f902a45cba3e863b30f99a52e6c&oe=5E2997E6    … (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/18/2019)

FEBRUARY 6-8, 2020, Thursday-Saturday, Philadelphia (PENNSYLVANIA) – “AACA Annual Meeting,” Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.aaca.org/Meets/aaca_calendar.html …(this event was added to this calendar as of 11/11/2019)

FEBRUARY 7-9, 2020, Friday-Sunday, Atlantic City (NEW JERSEY) – “GPK Collector Car Auctions Presents ‘The Atlantic City Auction',” Atlantic City, NJ… Quoting from the official event web site (http://gpkauctions.net/): “…GPK Auctions is proud to present the 47th annual Atlantic City Auction & Car Show. The auctions has grown to be an annual three day event auctioning off over 400 cars in the spacious 500,000 sq ft. state-of-the-art Atlantic City Convention Center. Along with the auction, guests are able to enjoy a wide variety of vendors, a vast array of vehicles available for sale in the car corral, and the best casinos, restaurants, and shopping that Atlantic City has to offer… EVENT HOURS: 2/7/20, Friday = 9:00am - 7:00pm; 2/8/20, Saturday = 9:00am - 7:00pm; 2/9/20, Sunday = 9:00am - 5:00pm… CONTACT US: Phone = 1-856-573-6969; E-mail = info@gpkauctions.com … AUCTION HOURS: 2/7/20, Friday = 11:30am; 2/8/20, Saturday = 11:00am; 2/9/20, Sunday = 12:00pm…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/2/2019)

FEBRUARY 15, 2020, Saturday, Orange – “…’The Northeast Gas Bash’… 7am to 1pm, at American Legion Post #127, 630 Grassy Hill Road (CT Route 121), Orange, CT (1/2 mile south from Route 15, Exit 56. Info: Bob Harrington 203-494-0566 or rharrington32@yahoo.com…”… webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on the OldGas.com web site, on their “Primarily Petroliana Events” page, www.oldgas.com/pp_swaps.htm … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/26/2019)

MARCH 1, 2020, Sunday, Enfield – “Antique Automobile Flea Market at The Powder Mill Barn, Hazardville,” 32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT; Exit 47E off I-91, to Route 190 east, turn right at junction of Route 192… 1st Sunday of the month, 7:00am to 11:00am, on the following dates: December 1st, 2019 … January 5th, 2020 … February 2nd, 2020 ... March 1st, 2020 … Vendors: $15, table provided ($10 if you supply your own table)… Public: $2 donation… Information: Contact Jack Moccio 413-237-4141, or Don Passardi 860-684-2675… Hosted by CVWA’S (webmaster's note - Donald advised that stood for "Connecticut Valley Working A's")…”… FLYER - Here's the link to the Official Flyer that our friend Donald Passardi sent us, and which we uploaded to the SAAC’s Facebook, and which is where we got all of the above info: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/73524714_2498943250195842_5383135210772627456_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_eui2=AeEK6xoQXU5UcyUHHMog0ZsxAKy3QvbaU4vnSpqaBRXCbWl0z6CLH6LNff99tl8OiRiHDMZN5sIffMNytTSXH1mqToUBHfmmUb28FeqqYLCZFw&_nc_oc=AQnP4uQq6Wcu2a66r5_Re7iYZkeMalYhtJhuCXfcM6v_56HTyodcNRjl69U613y9diA&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=12ca2f902a45cba3e863b30f99a52e6c&oe=5E2997E6    … (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/18/2019)

MARCH 13-15, 2020, Friday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – “2nd Annual Mark's Northeast Motorsports Expo - Presented by Mark's Auto Parts and Trantolo & Trantolo LLC,” March 13-15, 2020, at the Eastern States Exposition Better Living Center, West Springfield, MA... Featuring: Classics, Street Rods, Muscle Cars, Trucks of all kinds, Race Cars, Motorcycles... Friday, March 13, 4:00pm to 8:00pm: Military Appreciation Day and Live Entertainment... Saturday, March 14, 10:00am to  8:00pm: Pit Challenge sponsored by Tom's Foreign Auto Parts... Sunday, March 15, 10:00am to 3:00pm: More to come... Check out our website for last year's photos: https://marksnemotorsportsexpo.com/ ... Sign up now for next year's show!..."... Admission: Spectators admission = $15 each adult ticket at the door OR purchase online adult ticket for $12.00; Kids 7 and under = free; Military Discount = Free Show Entrance, on any day, for  Active Military Service Personnel in Uniform OR FREE FRIDAY for all active military members OR veterans, WITH an official military picture identification... Even more info - Here's the official Facebook Event Page for the 2020 Mark's Northeast Motorsports Expo: https://www.facebook.com/MarksNEMotorsportsExpo/ - and the FLYER LINK from that site is: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/72338829_1349817445183755_5416818547626082304_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&cachebreaker=hd&_nc_oc=AQkuTZXdK23Hb0EjFfpDco3sHfGLer1_2oefaMrReBRIWLCTNpdHPEhyhLWcYWUA0pI&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=4933e54b6ded69868dbc24e5b6ba9662&oe=5E526AE0   ... And finally, please also be sure to visit the Mark's Auto Parts' official Facebook page (and give 'em a "Like" while you're there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/marks.autoparts.Inc/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/28/2019)

MARCH 29, 2020, Sunday, Pompton Lakes (NEW JERSEY) – “…’The 22nd Annual Metro Petro Vintage Advertising Collectors Show’… 8am to 1pm, at Pompton Lakes Elks Lodge #1895, 15 Perrin Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442… Rain or shine, featuring petroliana, automobilia, and all types of antique advertising items. Info: Ed Natale, Metro Petro, phone 201-493-7172 or metropetro222@gmail.com …”… werbmaster’s note – We found this event listed on the OldGas.com web site, on their “Primarily Petroliana Events” page, www.oldgas.com/pp_swaps.htm … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/26/2019)

APRIL 2, 2020, Thursday, Southington – “Ralph’s Rapid Transit 2020 Kickoff Cruiz-In at Kizl’s Family Restaurant,” 5pm to 9pm, at Kizl’s Family Restaurant, 2014 West Street, Southington, CT 06489, presented by Ralph’s Rapid Transit (https://www.facebook.com/Ralphs-Rapid-Transit-260015106155/) and Mopars in Motion… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2515770395335292/): “…Ralphs Rapid Transit Cruiz Night is Back at Kizl's Family Restaurant for 2020 for our Fifth Season!... Starting April 2th, and Every First and Third Thursday thru August, Then Every Thursday thru October, ending the season with a Friday Night Trunk Or Treat Cruise Night!... 5-9pm!... Always a fun night, Lots of Cool Cars, at a Fantastic Location, Kizl's Family Restaurant, Southington, CT, Right near ESPN!... Cruiz Night Food Specials- Fast, Inexpensive, And Delicious!... Huge Show Car Parking Area with grassy picnic area, DJ, Trophies awarded at 8pm!... Open to All Makes, No Cut Off Year!... Special Parking Area For Theme Night Cars! Visit RalphsRapidTransit.com for more cruise night info!... Or Call Ralph at 860-416-1228…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/5/2019)

APRIL 5, 2020, Sunday, Stafford Springs – “…’Ty-Rods Spring All Automotive Swap Meet’… rain or shine, Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford Springs, CT…”… More info – https://staffordmotorspeedway.com/2020-stafford-speedway-event-schedule/ or call Ty-Rods Auto Club at 860-649-3697 or https://www.ty-rods.org … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/26/2019)

APRIL 18, 2020, Saturday, Berlin – “…’Automobilia Auctions’… Our next auction will be April 18, 2020; consignments are now being considered for this sale—contact us if you have items to consign: racing items, signs, photos, artwork, mascots, posters, toys, badges, other quality automobilia is of interest and sales brochures… Contact Jerry Lettieri for info at glettieri@cox.net or 860-655-8682… Directions: Nest Egg Auction Gallery, 758 4 Rod Road, Berlin, CT 06037, http://nesteggauctions.com…”… More info – www.automobiliaauctions.com or Gerald Lettieri, 132 Old Main Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/26/2019)

APRIL 26, 2020, Sunday, New Britain – “C3’s Spring Charity Car Show,” 10am to 2pm, at Central Car Club, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06053… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/948139165543384/): “…There is no better way to beat the winter blues than breaking your car/truck/bike out for the 2020 show season! Central Car Club presents its spring 2020 car show! Admission for show cars is $15 per car and as always, spectating is free…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/5/2019)

APRIL 26, 2020, Sunday, Bristol – “Connecticut Street Rod Association’s 51st Anniversary Spring Swap Meet,” April 26th, 2020, 6:00am to 3:00pm, rain or shine, held at Lake Compounce Theme Park (theme park closed), no admission with pets… Hotel info: Go to (webmaster’s note – I think that means to “google” the following phrase) Hotels, Bristol, CT… For more information: go to WWW.CSRA.ORG or call 203-697-9113, leave message… Saturday setup 10-4pm, no sleep over… Vendor spaces $40 (vendor spaces are 15’x20’); vehicles over length or width need additional spots… Cars for sale $30; trucks & trailers with car $60; spectators $10 each (kids under 12 free)… All prices are subject to change without notice… Directions: Take I-84 to Exit 31; north on 229, follow signs, or use GPS 271 Enterprise Dr., Bristol, CT 06010…”… webmaster’s note – All of the above info came from a two-page flyer that was posted on the Facebook system by the CSRA folks—and that we re-posted on the SAAC’s Facebook page (to make sure we knew where to find them for putting this listing together). Here are the direct links to the flyer images: FLYER SIDE A = https://scontent.fewr1-6.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/75388272_2558192027604297_7032179180993249280_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_eui2=AeGkA6YN9TlXW1Dl2zQnfQZRgjh6c0rSG1XZyM1nuCrdsfafqVk1qGcAakrWqGTFgG9vHcLhM2Tt1cGv4sAH0uOil8P6rJrEo8Qn9flchOTaEg&_nc_ohc=rxdc9OUn-G4AQlYEf1AkVL1c-7BW42cAMJW7wz4_viPreI0vRKz4iq8CQ&_nc_ht=scontent.fewr1-6.fna&oh=fde6157cc1c93bed3dcaba76c18b7cba&oe=5E41C6F8 … FLYER SIDE B = https://scontent.fphl2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/75000442_2558192010937632_498881385101000704_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_eui2=AeGs-lmkqea7zA759EGFd5z1AQBqi73qm3Z4A1vfFmoXTbMJ60qEd3JEMWP1h_Kx66cBIcQgdHXAJ26JlzRmueWcig3UC8kksvTxALCgF3jsLA&_nc_ohc=Hq-ekgwCeEEAQmEJcZVRvGA2-1QkL1jzpIU3zFsLBPhEqIEucsNpKvHQQ&_nc_ht=scontent.fphl2-2.fna&oh=e22d2d3475dcb3013a37039bda33c953&oe=5E4C4888 … Additional info - And finally, make sure to visit the CSRA’sFacebook page, and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there, online at: https://www.facebook.com/csra.page/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/20/2019)

MAY 1-3, 2020, Friday-Sunday, Rhinebeck (NEW YORK) – “…Hudson River Valley Antique Auto Association Presents ’Rhinebeck 2020’… Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6636 U.S. Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572…”… More info – https://rhinebeckcarshow.com … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/26/2019)

MAY 2, 2020, Saturday, Middletown – Xavier High School Eric J. Kalber Classic Car Show, May 2, 2020, Middletown… webmaster’s note - I had sent, back a few months back, a copy of the SAAC newsletter issue in which the 2019 EJK Car Show at Xavier in Middletown (Saturday, 5/4/2019) was featured on the cover (the 5/22/2019 issue), to the Xavier High School Classic Car Club (https://www.xavierhighschool.org/student-life/clubs-activities/classic-car-club), and a short time later received a very nice note back from Elizabeth (Liz) Whitty (Mercy ’75) who is the Director of Advancement at Xavier High School (ewhitty@xavierhighschool.org). Quoting from Liz’s note dated June 3, 2019: “…Steve, Thank you for the newsletter with our car show featured. What great photos. Thank you so much… Next year the Xavier High School Eric J. Kalber Classic Car Show is slated for Saturday, May 2, 2020, 10am to 2pm… Please add us to your calendar!... Many thanks to you, --Liz...”… Fantastic, Liz! We look forward to it! Thanks so much for the follow up!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/21/2019)

MAY 5, 2020, Tuesday, Chesterfield – “First Tuesday Nature’s Art Yester Year Car Cruise”… Quoting from the event page on OldRide.com (https://www.oldride.com/events/5701948.html): “…First Tuesday Cruise, Nature's Art (The Dinosaur Place), Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club, Rt. 85, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT 06370… 5:00 pm-8:00 pm… Pre-1978 Vehicles, Classic and Antique Cars and Antique Drivers too!... Rain Date following Thursday… Concessions, Food, Beverages, Ice Cream, Trophies, Live DJ and fantastic Raffle Prizes, Antique Museum… Up to 300 cars, 3 lots of parking. May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, 2020…” More info: Lawrence Erhart 860-460-2287… (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/11/2019)

MAY 6, 2020, Wednesday, Guilford – Memorial Cruise For Lucille Sharp, May 6, 2020, from 5pm to 8pm, at Panera Bread, 1919 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT… webmaster’s note - We received a nice note back in August from our long-time local old car friend Cathy Stewart, who has been working on a Memorial Cruise event  for her dear departed friend & hard-working old car hobby organizer with the Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers car club, Lucille Sharp of Guilford, who passed away recently, in March of this year (read Lucille’s obituary at: https://www.guilfordfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Lucille-A-Sharp?obId=4262221 … “…CT Recycled Teenage Cruisers brought her much joy. She also enjoyed planning the car cruises held at Marty’s restaurant in Westbrook and the Labor Day Cruise held at the Elks Club in Westbrook…”). Cathy requested that we help get this notice publicized within the local Shoreline-area antique auto hobby scene, so I would like to quote directly from Cathy’s note of 8/24/2019: “…We, The Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers of which Lucille was President, were planning a Memorial Cruise for her. The date was to be October 2 with a rain date of October 9 at Panera Bread here in Guilford. Because of unforeseen circumstances, it is being rescheduled to May 6, 2020 with a rain date of May 13, 2020, at Panera Bread, 1919 Boston Post Road, Guilford. The Cruise will be held 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Rockin’ Richard will be our DJ. Food and indoor restrooms available. Trophies, a 50/50 Raffle, goodie bag items, too!  Any questions can be directed to me at 203-453-9453. Thanks very much for your help… Cathy…”…Thanks very much, Cathy! Though I did not know Lucille Sharp, I was very well aware of the huge role she played for many years in organizing our local Shoreline-area old car hobby scene! I definitely attended many of the great old “Marty’s of Westbrook” cruises thru the years, often taking my kids with me, when they were little—always good times! What a wonderful thing that Cathy Stewart and her fellow Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers car club members are doing to help remember Lucille!... Thanks again Cathy for the heads up!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/21/2019)

MAY 24, 2020, Sunday, Lakeville – “…’Lime Rock Sunday Royals Car Show’ Presented by Hagerty… The show takes place on the Sam Posey Straight, 10am to 3pm, and the awards ceremony will be at 2pm… This event is part of the weekend-long “Memorial Day Weekend” activities (https://limerock.com/memorial-day-weekend), taking place at Lime Rock Park, 60 White Hollow Road, Lakeville, CT 06039…”… More info – https://limerock.com/sunday-royals-car-show … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/26/2019)

MAY 29-31, 2020, Friday-Sunday, Greenwich – “…’Greenwich Concours d’Elegance’… Benefiting Americares and The Hometown Foundation… Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 100 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT 06830…”… More info – https://www.greenwichconcours.com or by mail: Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, P.O. Box 838, Greenwich, CT 06836, telephone 203-618-0460 or e-mail info@greenwichconcours.com… (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/26/2019)

MAY 31, 2020, Sunday, Berlin – “29th Annual Benefit – ‘Summer Knights Summer Nationals’ Car Show,” 9am to 3pm, Sunday, May 31, 2020 (rain date = Sunday, June 14, 2020), at the Berlin Fairgrounds, 410 Beckley Road, Berlin, CT (follow signs)… Special Guests (schedules permitting): Wayne Carini from Chasing Classic Cars, AJ from the Chaz & AJ morning show on 99.1 PLR, and other special guests—check the website for updates!... Show Cars All Years Welcome… Participants $10 per car, includes 2 adults, kids free!... Dash plaques… For more info: 860-670-8532, www.summerknights.net … Spectators still $5 each, “Military No Charge”… The Show Everyone Wants To Attend!.. Special Motorcycle Parking… New England Antique Racers… Top 30 Trophies… Hot Rods, Customs, Classic… Proceeds to Benefit Local Charities…. Summer Knights, Inc. is a registered 501-c-3 non-profit…”… webmaster’s note - All of the above info came from a two-page flyer that was posted on the Facebook system by the Summer Knights folks (represented by John Jarush, President). Here are the direct links to the flyer images: FLYER SIDE A =  https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/75642436_2736705243080007_8374064330202677248_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ohc=z8p0GDfbI7QAQl05hyxfuFzMim3T5e5t_xCYFBN6-DfdEzvtbBQbVJR8g&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=42b7df907344de6062a37fd0d0858689&oe=5E3E6E6B … FLYER SIDE B = https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/72474081_2736705606413304_8073171282360795136_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ohc=OLmQZXt8UxQAQkSbrFIa_NHSDcFmALydJn-69qox6yzcSI505ZzMaQkaw&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=a787fa393226a98048f35753a558ede6&oe=5E8144E0 … Additional thoughts – I’ve attended this event in the past, both as a participant, and a spectator, and have always had a great time! The Summer Knights do a fantastic job with this event, and it is highly recommended!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/20/2019)

JUNE 24-27, 2020, Wednesday-Saturday, Uncasville – “…’Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2020’… at Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT 06382…”… More info – https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Home/Northeast-2020/7f2d726c-ac69-4bc1-a5bf-fe8b9e629679 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/26/2019)

JULY 4, 2020, Saturday, Gales Ferry – “July 4th Ledyard Rotary Classic Car Cruise”… Quoting from the event page on OldRide.com (https://www.oldride.com/events/6080250.html): “…July 4, 2020, Saturday, Ledyard Rotary Classic Car Cruise, Ledyard Fairgrounds, Route 117 and Route 214, 740 Colonel Ledyard Hwy, Ledyard, CT 06339… 10:00 AM… Open to 300 cars, all Cars, no cut off date, classic cars, pre and post WWII vehicles, trucks, military, special interest vehicles welcome… Covered pavilion, vendors, free admission, live music, DJ… More trophies, big raffle prizes, door prize, rain date July 18… Park on the grass, food concessions…” More info: Lawrence Erhart 860-460-2287… Also event web site: https://www.ledyardrotary.org …(this event was added to this calendar as of 11/11/2019)

OCTOBER 7-10, 2020, Wednesday-Saturday, Hershey (PENNSYLVANIA) – “AACA Eastern Fall National Meet,” Hershey, PA. Info: http://www.aaca.org/Meets/aaca_calendar.html … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/11/2019)

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CRUISE NIGHTS (& Other Recurring Car Gatherings) 

IMPORTANT: Since the world of Cruise Night listings seems to be especially filled with old, out-of-date information--which has, on occasion, led to frustrating drives to non-existent cruises (we speak from direct personal experience!)--we've decided to do our best to only list confirmed listings (though we still urge you to call ahead before making any long trips, since we cannot guarantee anything), which we'll clearly highlight with a noticeable color--we have been alternating red and fuchsia in recent years to highlight the most recent years' listings. *11/12/2019 UPDATE - back to FUCHSIA for the new 2020 listings!!... Anyway, now that it's the New Year, if you have any confirmed 2019 cruise event listings, please send us yours--especially those Shoreline-oriented, for inclusion here--Thanks!... Please do be very careful to note that some of last year's 2019 listings are still here--we have NO INFORMATION about whether or not the 2018 listings are still valid or not, but we are leaving them in place for now, in case they might be useful for reference/who to contact to request 2020 info from, etc... Finally, when you see a listing prefaced with (old listing), that means it's from 2018 or earlier--in other words, really old, and probably unreliable info...

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SUNDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 4/28/2019), Hebron (confirmed for 2019) - The Gear Head Mafia Car Club of Connecticut's Ted's IGA of Hebron 2019 Cruise Nights... (starts) Sunday, April 28th at 4pm, benefit for Austin Villar... Other dates: Sunday, May 26th at 4pm... Sunday, July 28th at 6pm... Sunday, August 25th at 6pm... Sunday, September 29th at 6pm... Sunday, October 27th at 3pm, 'Cruisin' for Boobies & Halloween Bash'... Ted's IGA, 127 Main Street, Hebron, CT 06248... For more info - http://www.gearheadmafia.org/ and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/GearHeadMafiaCt/ - where the FLYER from which all of the above info came is at: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/52387439_2034002593303230_992544062814814208_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=f700883230c6b6ceb90ffe6e40f897dc&oe=5D190008 …(this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/28/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SUNDAYS (second Sunday of the month, June thru September; starts 6/9/2019), Killingworth (confirmed for 2019) - “Parmelee Farm Cruisers’ Car & Truck Cruise of 2019”… Quoting from the Parmelee Farm Cruisers’ official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CruisersAtParmeleeFarm/ - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): “…Our 1st Car & Truck Cruise of 2019 will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019, from 3-5 pm at Parmelee Farm, followed by a Free Concert at the Pavilion from 5-7 pm. Hopefully if you attended last year, you'll return for this seasons Car & Truck cruise and Free Concerts on the 2nd Sunday of each month June-Sept. If you haven't joined us yet, mark your calendar and plan on it for this year and bring some friends!!! Always a fun time to get together!...”... Location – Parmelee Farm is located at 465 Route 81, Killingworth, CT… More info – Here is the Facebook event page for the June 9th date: https://www.facebook.com/events/2281881898717400/ … Even more info - Here is the official Parmelee Farm web site: http://parmeleefarm.org/ and their info/directions page is at: http://parmeleefarm.org/contact/  … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/30/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SUNDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 6/23/2019), New London (confirmed for 2019) - "The Texas Roadhouse of New London’s 4th Annual Car Shows!"... Quoting from the flyer we saw recently posted on Facebook by our friends the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/) : “…Texas Roadhouse Car Show… Texas Roadhouse in New London will be hosting our 4th Annual Car Shows. Join us on the following Sundays: June 23rdJuly 21stAugust 18thSeptember 29thOctober 20th (‘Trick or Trunk’)… No cut off—Everyone is welcome!... Pick of the night will receive a $30 dinner for 2 voucher… Any questions please call Ali Cat, cell 860-941-0954… Sundays, 4pm… Texas Roadhouse, 400 South Frontage Road, New London, CT… 860-437-1510…”… FLYER - Here's the link to the Official Flyer provided by the SCMC-ers, where we got all of the above info: https://scontent.fbed1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/65055484_2450084698347295_368392964319215616_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_oc=AQmHQFWYhC6djlndKFLdRrYFQuZnB-1iiL3FqcwHiKDjSa_karxt9M5sFnlPRRAhwHg&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-1.fna&oh=a10ba7df45dfba35966dd7416a2afb8c&oe=5DC4B3E4   ... Additional thoughts - We have attended the Texas Roadhouse Roundup car show at the New London Shopping Center in the past, and it's a wonderful event, in a great location, with tons of great cars and friendly folks--we definitely look forward to getting back out there this season! Thanks to the great folks at Texas Roadhouse New London! Please make sure you visit their Facebook page and give 'em a "Like!" - https://www.facebook.com/txrhNewLondonCT/ ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/23/2019)

(Updated for 2018) SUNDAYS (“May to October”), Monroe (confirmed for 2018) - “…'Big Frank’s Car Cruise-In at Bella Rosa Pizzeria Ristorante,' 12 to 4pm, at Bella Rosa Pizzeria Ristorante (“Voted #1 Pizza in Monroe”), 500 Monroe Tpke. (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT, May to October… Music, 50/50, giveaways… ‘…Lovin’ Pizza and Burnin’ Rubber…’…” webmaster’s note – This info came from the 2018 Bella Rosa Monroe Tuesday and Sunday car cruises flyer: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30741619_1891561867534100_4277695158033580032_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a0343674de791ae3829d4afeb3c8b1aa&oe=5B56EAC4 – The flyer was posted by Melissa Mekdeci (https://www.facebook.com/melissa.mekdeci.9) on 4/18/2017 to the “Local Cruise Nights and Car Shows” Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/374305239630477/ - thanks again Melissa for the heads up!... Additional info - And don’t forget “Little Will’s Car Cruise-In” that happens on Tuesdays, 5 to 9pm, also “May to October,” as indicated on the same flyer… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/18/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SUNDAYS (see the list of specific dates in the listing), North Haven (confirmed for 2018) - “Dino’s Seafood of North Haven Summer Car Show,” at Dino’s Seafood, 540 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT, 4pm-onward… Low Rider Oldies, Vinyl Sets, Guest DJs… Open to all cars—free admission, outdoor seating…” The following upcoming event dates (we’ve already missed May 20th and June 10th)  are listed on the Official Flyer, that we just found posted on Facebook a couple of days ago: Sunday, June 24th… Sunday, July 8th… Sunday, July 22nd… Sunday, August 12th… Sunday, August 26th… Sunday, September 9th… Additional info – Here’s the URL of the flyer that was posted on The Doo Wop Cruisers’ Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049/), by Kevin Lennon, Sr., on June 10th, 2018: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34985048_10211866019866438_4250288065479704576_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeF-ZKhQvsbEw_Tl4G8b-mQabsV_iOOW_5FW6PawgBr1glO0Y8_CGA_2X1_I3esC949UaZFIOR10m9PTyp0cEpanBYP2cpbxQOLLz8qFw6LIdw&oh=34affc94663e400482af8b34654471a2&oe=5BB48E6E … (and we may try to upload a copy of that flyer to our server as well, if we can manage it)… FLYER Link - In case you are not Facebook-compatible, we also uploaded a copy of the Official Flyer  to our own server, where you can view it now at this link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018DinosSeafoodNorthHavenSundayCruiseNites.jpg ...  Even more additional info – Here’s the official Facebook page for Dino’s Seafood of North Haven (please check out their page, and give them a “Like” while you’re there): https://www.facebook.com/dinosseafood/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/12/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) MONDAYS (starts 5/6/2019), North Haven (confirmed for 2019) - “…The Doo Wop Cruisers North Haven Shopping Plaza Monday Cruise Night…”… Quoting from the 2/14/2019 post on The Doo Wop Cruisers car club’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049/ - and make sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): “…Guess what time it is?  That’s right, Cruise Night will start again on May 6th, at North Haven Shopping Plaza on Washington Street, North Haven! See ya al there! Yeahhhhh!!...”… webmaster’s note – Sounds great to us! We have been to this event many times, both as a spectator, and as a participant! The people are friendly, and the cars are great! Can’t wait to get back to North Haven again for more cruisin’ fun in 2019!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) MONDAYS (see the listing for actual dates), New London (confirmed for 2019) - Ocean Beach Park of New London’s “98.7 WNLC Classic Car Cruise Night”… Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave, New London, CT 06320… Quoting from the event description provided on the OBP web site “Park Events” page (https://ocean-beach-park.com/park-events/): “…Cruise Night - Monday Evenings… “…Every Monday evening, Classic Hits 98.7 WNLC sponsors Ocean Beach Park’s “Cruise Night” show Enjoy a parade of antique cars and other interesting vehicles and the sounds of a Live DJ spinning classic music. Parking and admission is free.  There are ride wrist band specials, as well as waterslide and mini golf specials as well…”… webmaster’s note - Speaking for myself, I’ve been to the OBP summertime cruise nights several times over the years, and it’s always a wonderful laid-back beach vibe, with great cars, and friendly people. It is absolutely one of my favorite summertime car-things-to-do! The reason we are getting this onto our calendar in a timely manner is also thanks to a very nice e-mail heads-up that we just received; quoting from the e-mail from our Southeastern CT old car friend Clem Brown (lxxvtr6@aol.com), with the subject line “Ocean Beach Cruise Night Schedule,” that was dated 4/9/2019: “…Hi Steve, Ocean Beach just published their official schedule - cruise nights start Monday, May 20th and run every Monday through September 9th. In case folks aren't familiar, it's free for everyone to get in after 5 PM but if you just tell them at the booth you're participating in the cruise night, they will let you in for free any time after 4 PM… Thought you would want to know for the calendar. Schedule is attached… Best... Clem…”… Fantastic, thanks so much, Clem! Clem provided a copy of the entire season’s-worth of OBP events, and I believe I was able to locate all of the 2019 Dates for the OBP Monday Cruise Nights—they are as follows: May 20th … May 27th … June 3rd … June 10th … June 17th … June 24th… July 1st … July 8th … July 15th … July 22nd … July 29th … August 5th … August 12th … August 19th … August 26th … September 2nd … September 9th … And there you have it! This schedule is also viewable online at the OBP 2019 Summer Entertainment Schedule page, located online at: http://ocean-beach-park.com/park-info/links/ - and as always, be aware it is noted that the schedule is subject to change, and advice to watch the OBP Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/OceanBeachParkNewLondon/) for updates and cancellations... More info – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the Ocean Beach Park Facebook page, online at: https://www.facebook.com/OceanBeachParkNewLondon/ … And please also do the same for 98.7 WNLC at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/987WNLC/ - and also check their main web site out at: https://www.wnlc.com/… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/10/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) MONDAYS (starts 5/20/2019), Southington (confirmed for 2019) - “Crystal Bees Southington 2019 Monday Night Car Cruise,” 4:30-8:00pm, Monday, May 20th, 2019, at Crystal Bees, 240 Spring Street, Southington, CT 06489… Quoting from the Hemmings event listing (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=55140) for this season opening event: “…STARTING MAY 20TH , 2019 MONDAY NIGHT CAR CRUISE AT CRYSTAL BEES 240 SPRING ST, SOUTHINGTON, CT 06489. 4:30 -8PM 50/50... trophies. .. door prizes... and every Monday night a 25.00 gas card to one lucky driver. . Our cruise night runs until Sept 2, 2019. For more information you can contact 860-614-3068... JoAnn… Cost: no charge… To Register: or call JoAnn York at 860-614-3068 (there is also an e-mail link provided in the Hemmings event listing: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=55140)…”... Sounds cool! Not sure how long thru the season this event lasts, but you can obviously contact the organizers for more info…. Additional resources – Crystal Bees’ official web site: https://www.crystalbees.com/ and also Crystal Bees’ Facebook page (make sure you visit and give ‘em a “Like “ while you’re there): https://www.facebook.com/crystalbeessouthington/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/27/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) MONDAYS (third of each month, May thru September; starts 5/20/2019), Willimantic (confirmed for 2019) - “Willimantic Elks 'Oldies But Goodies Classic Car Cruise Nights',” Third Monday of each month, May, June, July, August, and September, at Willimantic Elks Lodge, 198 Pleasant Street, Willimantic, CT 06226... "...Our third year!... Open to all Classic Cars!... Awards!... Free to participants and spectators... Music by Gary Pomo: 'The P'OM'... Refreshments and food available... No animals allowed except registered service dogs... Questions? Contact Lenny Incandella 860-428-7733..."... webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend Sharon Gorgone Incandella (https://www.facebook.com/sharon.incandella) for posting the flyer for this event to the "Shoreline Antique Auto Enthusiasts - Connecticut" Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/372713469572291/), which is where all of the above info was transcribed directly from... FLYER - And here's the direct link to the flyer that Sharon posted: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/59986142_10215086407381610_6262273922016739328_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=cb45fc0d63d4e7a6b31ebd8a59f43cf0&oe=5D5606F9 ... Even more info - Assuming we are reading our 2019 calendar correctly, here are the actual dates that correspond to the "Third Monday of Each Month": May 20th ... June 17th ... July 15th ... August 19th ... and September 16th ... And there you have it!...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/11/2019)

(Updated for 2018) MONDAYS (starts 4/30/2018), Bolton (confirmed for 2018) - “…’Fish Family Farm Car Cruise - Mondays at 5:00,’ 20 Dimock Lane, Bolton, CT—Just off Route 85… ‘…All makes and models welcome… They sell some of the best ice cream around!...’ Starting April 30th… ‘…We will be raising money for lymphoma doing a 50/50…’…” webmaster’s note – We very much appreciate our friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net) sending us along the heads-up and flyer for this wonderful sounding event! Rick’s accompanying note from his e-mail correspondence dated 2/23/2018 read: “…New car cruise… This is just up the hill (half mile) from Bolton Motors, across from the old Treat’s Trees Farm…” Sounds great—thanks Rick! And we also took the liberty of uploading the flyer that Rick provided to our server, where you can view it online now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018FishFamilyFarmMondayCarCruiseBoltonFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the Fish Family Farm Creamery & Dairy Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/fishfamilyfarmcreamery/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/25/2018)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) TUESDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 5/5/2020), Chesterfield (appears to be confirmed for 2020) – “First Tuesday Nature’s Art Yester Year Car Cruise”… Quoting from the event page on OldRide.com (https://www.oldride.com/events/5701948.html): “…First Tuesday Cruise, Nature's Art (The Dinosaur Place), Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club, Rt. 85, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT 06370… 5:00 pm-8:00 pm… Pre-1978 Vehicles, Classic and Antique Cars and Antique Drivers too!... Rain Date following Thursday… Concessions, Food, Beverages, Ice Cream, Trophies, Live DJ and fantastic Raffle Prizes, Antique Museum… Up to 300 cars, 3 lots of parking. May 5June 2July 7August 4, September 1, 2020…” More info: Lawrence Erhart 860-460-2287… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) TUESDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 5/7/2019), Chesterfield (confirmed for 2019) - First Tuesday Natures Art Yester Year Car Cruise… The following info comes from the OldRide.com page: https://www.oldride.com/events/5701948.html: “…First Tuesday Natures Art Yester Year Car Cruise… May 7, 2019 – September 3, 2019… Chesterfield, CT… ‘…First Tuesday Cruise, Nature's Art (The Dinosaur Place), Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club, Rt. 85, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT 06370, CT, 5:00 pm- -8:00 pm… Pre-1978 Vehicles, Classic and Antique Cars and Antique Drivers too!... Rain Date following Thursday… Concessions, food, beverages, ice cream, trophies, live DJ and fantastic raffle prizes, antique museum… Up to 300 cars, 3 lots of parking... (List of dates): May 7… June 4… July 2… August 6… September 3, 2019… Coordinator details: Lawrence Erhart 860-460-2287…’…”… Additional info - Yesteryear of Oakdale Car Club - https://www.facebook.com/groups/102589163413912/ … Lawrence (Larry) Erhart - https://www.facebook.com/larry.erhart … Nature's Art/The Dinosaur Place - https://www.facebook.com/thedinosaurplace/ and/or - http://naturesartvillage.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 12/17/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) TUESDAYS (starts 5/14/2019; May 14th thru October 1st), Cheshire (confirmed for 2019) - “…Wayback Burger of Cheshire Tuesday Cruise Nights for 2019…”… Tuesday Cruise, (starts) May 14th, 2019… Wayback Burger, every Tuesday, 5pm-8pm, May 14th thru October 1st, 2019… 957 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410… Call: Norm LeClair at 203-228-3465…”… webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on the Hemmings web site, at this dedicated info page: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=55075 … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) TUESDAYS (starts 5/7/2019; every other Tuesday, see listing for actual dates), Berlin (confirmed for 2019) - “…’Over The Hill Gang Connecticut Presents Summer Cruisin’ at Pep Boys,’ every other Tuesday starting May 7th, 2019, 5:00pm to 8:00pm, at Pep Boys, 44 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037… List of dates, weather permitting (Note: no rain dates; see their Facebook page for cancellations): May 7th … May 21st … June 4th … June 18th … July 9th … July 23rd … August 6th … August 20th … September 10th … September 24th … October 1st … October 15th … Please no booze or burnouts…”… webmaster's note – We were pleased to relate the above excerpted details from the Official Flyer that our friends the Over The Hill Gang Connecticut posted on the Facebook system—make sure to see the flyer for more event details—here is the direct flyer link: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57258242_2628083123933188_7407218031677407232_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=c8f9f2289fd695cff2d8f3253727b01b&oe=5D774B5A … And for additional info & updates – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the Over the Hill Gang Connecticut’s official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/ …   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/2/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) TUESDAYS (starts 5/14/2019; see listing for actual dates), Uncasville (confirmed for 2019) - “…Home Depot Cruise Night at The Montville Commons, 2019 - Hosted by the Dream Machines Classics Car Club of  Eastern Connecticut…”… Route 395 to Mohegan Sun Exit, to Route 32 South, 1/4 mile on the right... 5:30pm to 8:00pm... On the following dates: May 14th ... June 11th ... July 9th ...  August 13th ... September 10th ... NSRA Safety Inspections by Kevin Shafer NSRA Safety Inspector... Food & soda available... Rods, Customs, Antiques, Muscle Cars, Special Interest... "...DMC Club reserves the right to reject entry... Please no burnouts  ... www.dreammachineclassics.org ... Music by the PO'M..."... webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson for sending us along a copy of the flyer, from which all of the above info was transcribed!... FLYER - Our friends the Dream Machines Classics car club have a copy of the Official   Flyer posted at their web site--here's the direct link: http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/images/2019%20photos/flyers/flyer_dmc_cruise_2019.jpg ... Alternate copy of the Flyer in case the above link does not work, is this copy of the flyer that we just posted to the SAAC Facebook page:  https://scontent.fbed1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60342497_2214711451952358_3332179148863963136_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-1.fna&oh=d8ea34912930661245f0fbbf99efb593&oe=5D59DF9D ...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/11/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) TUESDAYS (starts 5/21/2019), Haddam (confirmed for 2019) - “…MisFit Car Cruisers 2019 Season Tuesday Night Cruise Nights, 95 Bridge Road, Haddam, CT…”… Quoting from the notice that we saw today (5/21/2019) posted on the Facebook system by our friends the MisFit Car Cruisers (https://www.facebook.com/MisfitCruiseNights/): “…The wait is over. Misfit Cruise Night is back TONIGHT 5-8pm! Hope to see you there!...” Sounds great to us! Glad to see the return of this very cool cruise in beautiful Haddam CT!... Additional info – Quoting from their last year (2017) flyer, for the then-new location: “…MisFits Cruise Nights, every Tuesday, 5-8pm, at 95 Bridge Road, Haddam, CT—home of Tony’s Package Store & River Valley Provisions!... Free! All vehicles welcome! Food & drink! Music!...” Additional thoughts – The MisFits have been running great Tuesday night cruise nights for a lot of years, and they definitely have the formula down, along with one amazing following. I have been to their cruise nights in the past when they’ve been at the Essex Fire Department, also the Deep River Plattwood Park cruise nights, and now, so impressed with their new venue that came online within the past couple of years, at the big lot at 95 Bridge Road in Haddam--home of Tony’s Package Store (https://www.facebook.com/TonysPackageHaddam/) and River Valley Provisions (https://www.facebook.com/RVPGrocery/), AND Steady Habit Brewing Company (https://www.steadyhabitbrewingcompany.com/) located around the back of the building as well! I was very pleased to attend one of the early-season 2017 events, had a great time, and am looking forward to coming back again for the 2019 season!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/21/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) TUESDAYS (selected dates; see listing; starts 6/11/2019), Berlin (confirmed for 2019) - “…Cruise The Pike With Us at The Pine Loft – Connecticut Road Lancers Classic Car Club…”… Quoting from the Official Flyer that our local old car friend Rob Lorenzo (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005302698530) posted on the Facebook system just a couple of days ago: “…Cruise The Pike With Us at The Pine Loft!... Connecticut Road Lancers Classic Car Club… WHERE: The Pine Loft Restaurant, 1474 Berlin Tpke., Berlin, CT 06037… TIME: Select Tuesdays, 5pm – 8pm… DATESJune 11th … June 25th … July 16th … July 30th … August 27th … September 10th … September 24th … *no rain dates* … 50/50 raffle, trophies, oldies music… Be sure to visit our web site: http://www.ctroadlancers.webs.com/ … Any questions feel free to e-mail us: ctroadlancers@gmail.com … “… FLYER – The flyer that Rob posted had all of the above info, plus a detailed list of sponsors, that are worth checking out—you can view the Official Flyer that Rob posted on the Facebook system at the following link: https://scontent-den4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/62483695_1103723749814371_2741775094471720960_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_eui2=AeF4vl-KYJXK8n5WxiI2xXA0exAK1MtnFFlF4T0jG68IFZmhEOnnK6qUk3XpwO0Vm78-L0X80lm79zJtNCB2kYOyJLOo0BTekJ8EHe8DA7vRCA&_nc_oc=AQn_QPcTv3cAB_O8J0dBNKPJRgQLPQKkqA-mi9V8UwOv0OtichgRUkgsm85rHsCxfw4&_nc_ht=scontent-den4-1.xx&oh=e4d52a0443325789bdf4e32db0f20fdd&oe=5D7B22EC … Rob’s Accompanying Comments - And here’s what Rob wrote to accompany the flyer post: “…Connecticut Road Lancers, one of the oldest car clubs in the state (1965) will start having Cruise Nights on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. First cruise night is tomorrow at the Pine Loft on Berlin Turnpike… Cool guys and great club!! Come show off your ride!!!…”… Sounds good, Rob, thanks—and thanks CT Road Lancers for making it happen!... Even more info– Here’s The Pine Loft Restaurant’s official web site: https://www.pineloft.com/- and the “Directions” page from their web site: https://www.pineloft.com/directions/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/11/2019)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (5/1/2018 thru 9/25/2018), Shelton (confirmed for 2018) - “Round Town Cruisers Car Club Weekly Tuesday Night Cruise at Hook Line and Sinker”… Quoting from the flyer that was posted online on the Facebook system by our friends the Round Town Cruisers (https://www.facebook.com/rtcct/ - and the actual flyer link is at: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29793042_2163198123966614_6041487730846728192_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=4a02c38cee8c646aec24b67e91d6aee7&oe=5B6BFC69): “…Please join Round Town Cruisers Car Club for a Weekly Tuesday Night Cruise at our new location Hook Line and Sinker, 458 River Road, Shelton, CT… Starting date Tuesday, May 1, 2018, thru September 25, 2018, 5:30 – 8:30pm… Music, giveaways, 50/50… Trophy night = 2nd Tuesday of the month… All classics, customs, muscle cars, and hot rods welcomed… Great food available, plus pool and pinball games inside… Fun for the whole family… Round Town Cruisers and Hook Line & Sinker are not liable for any damage, loss, or personal injury that may occur on the premises… For more info call Mike at 203-814-8315…”…(this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/11/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (“May to October”), Monroe (confirmed for 2018) - “…'Little Will’s Car Cruise-In at Bella Rosa Pizzeria Ristorante,' 5 to 9pm, at Bella Rosa Pizzeria Ristorante (“Voted #1 Pizza in Monroe”), 500 Monroe Tpke. (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT, May to October… Music, 50/50, giveaways… ‘…Lovin’ Pizza and Burnin’ Rubber…’…” webmaster’s note – This info came from the 2018 Bella Rosa Monroe Tuesday and Sunday car cruises flyer: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30741619_1891561867534100_4277695158033580032_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a0343674de791ae3829d4afeb3c8b1aa&oe=5B56EAC4 – The flyer was posted by Melissa Mekdeci (https://www.facebook.com/melissa.mekdeci.9) on 4/18/2017 to the “Local Cruise Nights and Car Shows” Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/374305239630477/ - thanks again Melissa for the heads up!... Additional info - And don’t forget “Big Frank’s Car Cruise-In” that happens on Sundays, 12 to 4pm, also “May to October,” as indicated on the same flyer… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/18/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) WEDNESDAYS (monthly; starts 4/24/2019; see listing for other dates), Colchester (confirmed for 2019) – “The Good Times Motoring Club Monthly Car Cruise on the Colchester Town Green,” Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 5pm to 8pm, at the Colchester Town Green, 80 Main Street, Colchester, CT 06415… Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2168740933220836/): “…Good Times Motoring Club will host their monthly car cruise. All vehicles year 1988 and under welcome… Due to inclement weather, the April car cruise will be held on our rain date of April 24, 2019. It is cancelled for 4/17/2019… There is no October cruise this year…”… Cruise Night Dates: The full list of 2019 season cruise dates was also found on the GTMC’s main Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Good-Times-Motoring-Club-1411136705883672/); they are as follows (all are Wednesdays, except for Saturday, September 14th): April 24th … May 22nd (webmaster's note - the rain date has been invoked for May 15th--thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson for the heads up) May 15thJune 19th … July 17th … August 21st … September 14th (Saturday, 11am cruise) … September 18th … Even more info: GTMC is on Facebook (please be sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like) at: https://www.facebook.com/Good-Times-Motoring-Club-1411136705883672/ - and also there is new updated main web site: http://www.goodtimesmotoringclub.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/16/2019; rain date change from 5/15 to 5/22 incorporated as of 5/15/2019))

(UPDATED FOR 2019) WEDNESDAYS (starts 5/1/2019—and apologies for failing to get this onto our Calendar until 5/2!), Oxford (confirmed for 2019) - “Fritz’s Snack Bar of Oxford Every Wednesday Cruise Nights”… Quoting from the listing that’s posted on the Upcoming Cruise Nights page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/cruisecalendar.htm) from the web site of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club: “…May 1st and every Wednesday, May 1 thru October, Oxford, CT 2019: Fritz's Snack Bar Cruise Night… Every Wednesday Weather Permitting… 5-9 PM… Route 67, 72 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478, Oxford / Seymour town line… Great Food and a Great Time!... Every 2nd Wednesday is Trophy Night!... Info: Chippy: 203-410-9401…”… FLYER – And here’s the link to the Official Flyer that was also posted by the CT Seaport Car Club folks, as part of the listing: https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2019/fritz%20flyer%20201903112019.pdf… Even more info – Please be sure to join the excellent Facebook group page called “Fritz’s Car Cruise,” to stay up on news related to this classic, long-running car cruise: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1756678554598185/ … And make sure you also visit and give a “Like” to the official Facebook page of Fritz Bobby Snack Bar at: https://www.facebook.com/Fritz-Bobby-Snack-Bar-121081091236677/ … We again apologize for not getting the May 1st Fritz’s season opener onto our Calendar!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/2/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) WEDNESDAYS (every 2nd & 4th, May thru Sept; starts 5/8/2019—and apologies for failing to get this onto our Calendar until 5/11!), Bozrah (confirmed for 2019) -“Bozrah Moose Lodge 950 Cruise Night,” 5:30-8:00pm, at Bozrah Moose Lodge 950, Exit 24 off of Route 2, Bozrah, CT... "...New Night: 2nd Wednesday and 4th Wednesday. List of dates: May 8 & 22 (webmaster's note - Apologies for not getting this event onto this calendar until AFTER the actual Season Opener, which wasa May 8th--but better late than never, right?!)... June 12 & 26 ... July 10 & 24 ... August 14 & 28 ... September 11 & 25 ... Rods, Customs, Antiques, Muscle Cars, Special Interest... Food services and beverages available at the Moose Club Grill... NSRA Safety Inspections available... No burn-outs please... Info: 860-889-6856..." webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson for sending us along a copy of the flyer, from which all of the above info was transcribed!... FLYER - Our friends the Dream Machines Classics car club have a copy of the Official   Flyer posted at their web site--here's the direct link: http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/images/2019%20photos/flyers/flyer_moose_2019.jpg ... Alternate copy of the Flyer in case the above link does not work, is this copy of the flyer that we just posted to the SAAC Facebook page: https://scontent.fbed1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60342497_2214711451952358_3332179148863963136_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-1.fna&oh=d8ea34912930661245f0fbbf99efb593&oe=5D59DF9D ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/11/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) WEDNESDAYS (not sure when it starts—see their Facebook page…), West Haven (appears to be confirmed for 2019) - “…Savin Rock Cruise Nights…”… webmaster's note - At this time we only have basically the Facebook page (be sure to visit and “Like”), which is https://www.facebook.com/Savin-Rock-Cruise-Night-664763360647108/ - and also our knowledge that this is a very cool cruise, run by quality people (having attended several ourselves within the past few years, both as a spectator and a participant). Assuming it’s happening at the same place where it’s historically been held, the location would appear to be the Savin Rock Conference Center, 6 Rock Street (which is right off of Captain Thomas Boulevard), West Haven, CT 06516… And that’s as much as we know at this time!...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/18/2019)

(TENTATIVE FOR 2019) WEDNESDAYS (TENTATIVE starts 4/24/2019; runs “April to October”), Hamden (TENTATIVE for 2019) - “…The Glenwood Drive-In Wednesday Night Cruise Nights… ’… Every Wednesday Night from April to October, 6pm-10pm..’…” The Glenwood Drive-In, 2538 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518, telephone 203-281-0604 … webmaster’s note – We have the April 24thSeason Opener date listed as TENTATIVE at this time, because we heard about this second hand from a fellow old car enthusiast who lives in the area, but have not seen an official notices from The Glenwood itself. We’ll do our best to update this listing whenever we may run across any official announcements from the Glenwood Drive-In (but for now, make sure you pencil in April 24th and make plans to attend—either for the cruise night, or just to enjoy some of the Glenwood’s legendary great food!... More info – www.glenwooddrivein.com/cruise-night/ and/or the main web site: www.glenwooddrivein.com and/or their Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/GlenwoodDriveIn/ (and make sure you give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there!)... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2019)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) THURSDAYS (every first and third thru August; then every Thursday thru October; starts 4/2/2020), Southington (appears to be confirmed for 2020) – “Ralph’s Rapid Transit 2020 Kickoff Cruiz-In at Kizl’s Family Restaurant,” 5pm to 9pm, at Kizl’s Family Restaurant, 2014 West Street, Southington, CT 06489, presented by Ralph’s Rapid Transit (https://www.facebook.com/Ralphs-Rapid-Transit-260015106155/) and Mopars in Motion… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2515770395335292/): “…Ralphs Rapid Transit Cruiz Night is Back at Kizl's Family Restaurant for 2020 for our Fifth Season!... Starting April 2th, and Every First and Third Thursday thru August, Then Every Thursday thru October, ending the season with a Friday Night Trunk Or Treat Cruise Night!... 5-9pm!... Always a fun night, Lots of Cool Cars, at a Fantastic Location, Kizl's Family Restaurant, Southington, CT, Right near ESPN!... Cruiz Night Food Specials- Fast, Inexpensive, And Delicious!... Huge Show Car Parking Area with grassy picnic area, DJ, Trophies awarded at 8pm!... Open to All Makes, No Cut Off Year!... Special Parking Area For Theme Night Cars! Visit RalphsRapidTransit.com for more cruise night info!... Or Call Ralph at 860-416-1228…”…  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (every first and third thru August; every Thursday in September & October; starts 4/4/2019), Southington (confirmed for 2019) - “…Ralph’s Rapid Transit Cruiz Night is Back at Kizl's Family Restaurant for 2019! Starting April 4th, and Every First and Third Thursday thru August, Then Every Thursday thru October (And Several Special Friday Night Cruises, Dates to be announced)! Always a fun night, Lots of Cool Cars, at a Fantastic Location, Kizl's Family Restaurant, Southington, CT, Right near ESPN! Join us for our first Cruiz-In of 2019!!! Thursday, April 4th, 5-9pm! Great Meal Specials, Fast & Friendly Service, Great Location, Huge Show Car Parking Area with grassy picnic area, DJ, Trophies awarded at 8pm! Open to All Makes, No Cut Off Year! Special Parking Area For Theme Night Cars! Cruiz Night Food Specials- Fast, Inexpensive, And Delicious!...”… webmaster’s note - Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net) for circulating a copy to us of his broadcast e-mail dated 12/12/2018, from which all of the above info came… For more info: www.ralphsrapidtransit.com … Even more info: The street address for Kizl’s is: 2014 West St, Southington, CT 06489, and their official web site is located at: http://www.kizls.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 12/17/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (specific dates—see the listing), Seymour (confirmed for 2019) - “Summer Cruise Nights 2019 – Presented by Seymour Lions Club – at Tri-Town Plaza, Seymour”… ’…Thursday nights cruise, 5:30 to 8:30pm, following dates: May 2nd … May 16th … May 30th … June 13th … June 27th … July 11th … July 25th … August 8th … August 22nd … September 5th … September 19th … Weather permitting… Trophies awarded… ‘…All class of cars, trucks, and motorcycles are welcome!...’… Visit our Facebook page: “The Seymour Lions Club…”… For additional information please contact: Corky at 203-619-1571 or Melissa at 203-430-9356, or e-mail us at seymourlions52@att.net … “… Don’t forget to bring us your old eyeglasses, sunglasses, and hearing aids…”… For more information: Please make sure to visit & “Like” the Seymour Lions Club’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/SeymourCTLions/ …   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/9/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (starts 5/16/2019, see the listing for other dates), Griswold (confirmed for 2019) - 2019 Big Dawggs/DiRoma Home & Garden Center Car & Motorcycle Cruise Night,” supported by the Eastern Connecticut Mopar Auto Club, at DiRoma Home & Garden Center, 1111 Voluntown Road, Griswold, CT 06351… Thursday nights from 5:00pm to 8:00pm… Food, fun, music, car show, and more!... Car owners and one passenger will receive a $3 discount to Big Dawggs… Open to all years of vehicles and motorcycles! Charities, 50/50 raffles, and music held monthly… List of event dates: Thursday, May 16th, 2019 … Thursday, June 20th, 2019 … Thursday, July 18th, 2019 … Thursday, August 15th, 2019 … Thursday, September 19th, 2019 … Thursday, October 17th, 2019 … Contact: Sandie DiRoma at 860-912-3776 and or Anthony DeStefano (ECMAC President) at 860-319-7996 for more information… Cancellation due to weather will be posted on DiRoma’s Facebook page…”… FLYER – Here’s the link to the Official Flyer that our friends the Southeastern CT Mustang Club (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/) posted on Facebook: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57154975_2340160122673087_8048993047435804672_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=7085cdef6fe320a3f7805c27b931efa0&oe=5D6C6B07 …More info – DiRoma Home & Garden Center on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiRomaHomeAndGardenCenter/ - Big Dawgg’s Specialty Hot Dogs on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Big-Dawggs-Specialty-Hot-Dogs-460725910629467/ - and also the Eastern Connecticut Mopar Auto Club on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/ECMAC2/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/23/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (starts 5/16/2019, runs thru 9/26), East Hartford (confirmed for 2019) -“…’Augie & Ray’s Drive-In of East Hartford Weekly Thursday Night Cruise,’ Starting May 16th, 5pm to 8pm, every Thursday, May thru September 26th… Food, raffle, 50/50, trophies, music… Augie & Ray’s, 314 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 860-568-3770…”… webmaster's note – We were pleased to relate the above excerpted details from the Official Flyer that our friends the Over The Hill Gang Eastern Chapter posted on the Facebook system—here is the direct flyer link: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/59211483_2249011548499548_5769089841098653696_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=fce0acc2ae191f3a75992ba466c6b86d&oe=5D2BB0B1 … And for additional info & updates – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the Over the Hill Gang Eastern Chapter’s official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/overthehillgangec/ … Even more info – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the official Facebook page for “The Original Augie & Ray’s Drive-In” online at: https://www.facebook.com/TheOriginalAugieandRays/ …(this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/2/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (starts 6/20/2019; see listing for specific dates), Guilford (confirmed for 2019) - “…Apple Pi Robotics Cruise Nights at Bishop’s Orchards of Guilford’s ‘Little Red Barn’…”… These Thursdays: June 20th … June 27th … *NEW ADDITIONAL EVENT DATE JUST ADDED: July 11th* ... July 18th … August 1st … August 15th … Classic cars, barbecue, music, robots…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend from the Apple Pi Robotics team Jim Scott, for posting the flyer from which all of the above info was transcribed, on the Shoreline Antique Auto Enthusiasts – Connecticut Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/372713469572291/), on 5/4/2019, with the following accompanying note: “…Apple Pi Robotics announces ‘Cruise Night’ schedule for the summer of 2019. Note that we have broken with our traditional ‘Every Other Thursday’ due to some scheduling conflicts…’…”… Thanks very much Jim for the heads up! We always have fun at this event—love the laid-back Shoreline atmosphere! And the Apple Pi Robotics students & adult mentors are always great to see & chat with!... More info – The “Little Red Barn” is of course part of the overall Bishop’s Orchards of Guilford complex on Route 1 (1355 Boston Post Road) in Guilford, CT. Here is the link to the “Directions” page from their web site: https://bishopsorchards.com/visit-us/directions/ … And for more info about the Apple Pi Robotics Team - Please be sure to visit their web site: www.applepirobotics.org - and also their official Facebook page (make sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re at it also): https://www.facebook.com/Apple-Pi-Robotics-FRC-Team-2067-104622609619159/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/7/2019; a new additional event date of July 11th was added to this listing as of 7/1/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (starts 5/23/2019), Old Saybrook (confirmed for 2019) - “…American Legion Post 113 Thursday Night Car Shows – Beginning May 23rd, 2019!…”… Quoting from the note that our local old car friend Ed Davis (https://www.facebook.com/ed.davis.165) posted on the Facebook  system back a week or so ago (specifically on 5/23/2019, which was THE Season Opener for this event): "...Would appreciate it if you could post this poster on your site to promote this group. A great cruise to attend on a Thursday night, $2.00 dogs cooked to order, $1.00 sodas, & free pop corn..."… Ed also provided us with a copy of the Official Event Flyer, from which all of the following details are directly transcribed: “…American Legion Post 113, 80 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT, presents: ‘Thursday Night Car Shows!’ Beginning May 23rd, 2019!... Every Thursday Night, from 5pm ‘till dusk… Bring your antique/vintage/collector car and join the fun! Open to the public! Spectators welcome! No coolers please… Free admission, $2 hot dogs, good music, and a 50/50 raffle!... Trophy awarded every show!... Check out our lounge and banquet hall…”…  FLYER – Here’s the direct link to the Official Flyer that Ed provided, that we uploaded to the SAAC’s Facebook page:  https://scontent.fbed1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61206879_2234546929968810_8359835893825011712_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-1.fna&oh=f545ec5e72b0a8ee658f1fe9ff740302&oe=5D9ECAFF   … Additional info - Here's the link to the American Legion Post 113's Facebook page for more info (make sure to visit and give 'em a "Like:"): https://www.facebook.com/AmericanLegionPost113OldSaybrookCt/ ... webmaster’s note - I've been to this event in the past, and it's always a fun evening! Thanks so much Ed Davis for bringing it to our attention for this season (and sorry for my being a week late getting this onto our calendar!) ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/29/2019)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS (starts 4/19/2018), Milford (confirmed for 2018) - “…’Cruisin’ East Car Club Presents The Thursday Night Cruise Night at Goodies Drive-In,’ 6 to 9pm, at Goodies Drive-In, 170 Cherry Street, Milford, CT… “…Food, Music, Giveaways, Trivia… ‘Cruising The Way It Used To Be’…” Contact: Phil 203-378-7684 or Bill 203-243-7824…” webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of the above info from a copy of the Official Flyer that our Facebook friend Bill Giles (https://www.facebook.com/bill.giles.3762) posted on 3/16/2018, with the following additional very important information: “…Starting the third Thursday in April…” (which would be Thursday, April 19th, 2018)… FLYER – We also uploaded a copy of the flyer that Bill posted to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018CruisinEastCCGoodiesMilfordThursdayCruiseNites.jpg ... Thanks very much Bill! We have been to this very popular and very long-running cruise night, and it’s always a great time!... Thanks again Phil, Bill, and all the Goodies folks!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2018)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS (see the listing for remaining two dates in 2018), Essex (confirmed for 2018) - “Olive Oyl’s Antique and Classic Car Show BBQ,” at Olive Oyl’s, 6 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426, hosted by Olive Oyl’s and Essex Board of Trade… ‘…Join us for our first Antique Car Cruise Night and BBQ. Essex Board of Trade First Thursdays event will feature events all around town. Bring your classic, hot rod, truck, or motorcycle and enjoy great food and music. Olive Oyl’s, 6 Main Street, Essex Village, Essex, CT…’…” The following upcoming event dates (we’ve already missed the June 7th opening date, sorry!)  are listed on the Official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1020187274800141/), that we ran across a couple of days ago: Thursday, July 5th, 5:00pm… and Thursday, August 2nd, 5:00pm… Additional info – Here’s also the Official Facebook page for Olive Oyl’s (which looks to be a fantastic carryout restaurant right in the center of the action in Essex) is: https://www.facebook.com/Olive-Oyls-138733056189755/ (please be sure to give them a “Like” when you visit that page), and their main web site is also definitely worth checking out at: http://www.oliveoylscarryout.com/ … And one more tip of the hat – We love anything that our friends at Essex Board of Trade are involved with—please be sure to visit (& “Like”) them on Facebook also at: https://www.facebook.com/EssexBOT/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/14/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) FRIDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 4/19/2019), Marlborough (confirmed for 2019) - Cruise Night at The Farm at Carter Hill, 86 E. Hampton Road, Marlborough, CT 06447… Quoting from the Facebook event info page (https://www.facebook.com/events/226699654911818/) that we ran across near the beginning of January of this year: “…Cruise Night Presented by The Others! C/C. Come on down for our monthly cruise night. Open to pre 1988 autos and trucks. Bring your ride or just come down to see some of the coolest rides around. Stop in the Hogs Breath Tavern for a cold brew or a nice glass of wine. Eat at our farm restaurant. Visit some great vendors or just watch the goats on the Arrigoati Bridge. Come take a picture with your ride in front of The Carter Hill Filling Station. Stay after dark for our free drive in movie. Call us for vendor spaces….”… Additional info – We also just ran across another Facebook event info page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1992858020835762/) for this event that has the full list of dates for this event: “…The Farm at Carter Hill Monthly Cruise presented by the Others!... Join us for a monthly cruise at Carter Hill Farms. Every third Friday of the month. Music, Food & Drinks and “Drive Inn“ movies on the barn… 5pm to Sundown… Open to all pre-1988 collector cars & trucks (-we reserve the right to refuse entry-)… April 19th… May 17th… June 21st… July 19th… Aug 16th… Sept 20th… Oct 18th…”… Even more info – The Farm at Carter Hill’s Facebook page is located at: https://www.facebook.com/farmlifeonrt66/ - and the street address is: 86 East Hampton Road (which looks to us, from looking at a map, to also be known as CT Route 66), Marlborough, CT 06447, and their web site is: https://www.thefarmatcarterhill.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) FRIDAYS (limited info available right now; starts 5/3/2019), Milford (confirmed for 2019) - “The Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club's Milford McDonalds Friday Night Cruises,” Friday, May 3, 2019, at the McDonalds of Milford across from the Post Mall, located at: 1376 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT 06460... webmaster's note - This is a very early heads-up calendar listing for the BSG-ers' super-popular Milford Friday night cruise nights for the 2019 season. They have not made any official announcements yet, but when I saw a picture of BSG member AJ's '63 Fairlane posted online on Facebook, I asked if AJ knew the opening date for 2019--at which point BSG's President Will Fleming chimed in and indicated that the 2019 opening night would be May 3rd--and there you have it! We will certainly update this listing as more info becomes available. Here's a marked-up screen shot of the Facebook exchange: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51951462_2080926678664170_7044247661137887232_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=6c296f418ef36c168da0673e5bae3f4f&oe=5CEB8F35   … For more info - http://www.bloodsweatandgearscarclub.com/ and also on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bloodsweatandgearscarclubconnecticut/ …*4/15/2019 UPDATE – We just heard last month that the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club has an awesome all-new web site, located at: www.bloodsweatandgearscarclub.org – be sure to add it to your favorites!...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/28/2019; updated official web site address for the club added to this listing as of 4/15/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) FRIDAYS (starts 5/17/2019), North Branford (confirmed for 2019) - “…Marty Forbes Presents The McDonalds and Dairy Queen of North Branford Friday Night Cruise Nights…”… webmaster's note - At this time we only have the start date to report to you, based on some texting contact with the man who provides the music for these fantastic local cruise nights--the one and only Rockin' Richard Phillips. In addition to the start date of Friday, May 17th, Rockin' Richard also indicated the hours are 5:30 to 8:30pm... We will next paste in some info from last year's listing for this event on the SAAC calendar: "...'Family Fun Night'… Located at the corner of Route 139 and Route 80, North Branford, CT… Rockin' Tunes from the Past with “DJ Rockin’ Richard”… 'All makes and models welcome!'... Sponsored by Dairy Queen and McDonalds… More info, call: 203-481-4476…”... Additional info: The shopping plaza where the McDs and DQ are located appears to be known as "North Branford Central Plaza," and with a street address (for you Mapquesters and Wazers) of 280 Branford Road, North Branford, CT 06471 (ref: https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/16431543/280-BRANFORD-ROAD-North-Branford-CT/)...  That's all we know right now--we've already sent a note to our friend Marty Forbes, requesting a 2019 flyer, whenever one may become available, and then we'll also update this listing however required. For now, though, get psyched for a fantastic North Branford summertime Friday night tradition starting up soon!… *5/21/2019 UPDATE – We were wondering about whether or not the 5/17 Season Opener was going to be happening, since the forecast had been for rain, and in our searching for online references, we ran across the updated-for-2019 flyer that our friend Rockin’ Richard Phillips (https://www.facebook.com/richard.phillips.1042) posted on the Facebook system, at the “CT CarShows and Cruise” page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/335579133203791/), just a couple of days before that—with the following note: “…North Branford Friday cruise nights every Friday, 5:30 to 8:30. DJ Rockin’ Richard of WNHU spinning ‘50s & ‘60s oldies! Free raffle gift cards for meals at McDonalds and ice cream at Dairy Queen! Bring that classic car and meet a friendly group of friends!...”… FLYER– And here’s a direct link to the flyer that Rockin’ Richard posted: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60352090_10217398638111838_2264017741511917568_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=adff502f44eb478ef898ac30ee3e6628&oe=5D51354E … Incidentally – I did stop in at the 5/17 event on my way home from work (it did NOT get rained out!), and had a really great time as a spectator walking around to check out the cool cars and seeing old friends, like Marty Forbes himself, and Rockin’ Richard too! Definitely looking forward to coming back to this great local cruise again soon!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2019; this event listing was updated with info and a copy of the updated-for-2019 flyer that had been posted online recently, as of 5/21/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) FRIDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 5/31/2019), East Berlin (confirmed for 2019) - “Uncle D’s Diner of East Berlin’s ‘Cruisin’ Friday Nites'…”… webmaster's note – We are very pleased to quote from our Facebook friend Mark French’s (https://www.facebook.com/MCamench) April 18th post on Facebook providing the heads-up for this event: “…To all my classic car friends, I am pleased to announce that Uncle D’s Diner will once again be holding their ‘Cruisin’ Friday Nites.’ The dates will be 5/31, 6/28, 7/26, 8/30, and 9/27, from 5:30 to 8:30. Come for great food, great cars, and great friends. Enjoy music, trophies, raffle prizes, and Mark’s Famous Trivia Contest!... Contact: Tom Salwocki 860-280-8076…”… Additional info – We also found an OldRide.com listing (dedicated page: https://www.oldride.com/events/2895883.html) for this event that provided some more details: “…Cruisin Friday Nites @ Uncle D's Diner… Event Dates (see list of specific dates): May 31, 2019 - September 27, 2019… Location: East Berlin, Connecticut… 5:30- 8:30 pm Music, 60/40, Raffle, Mark's Trivia GREAT FOOD Cruise in and join us May 31 , June 28July 26 , August 30 , and September 27 …” Even more info – Here is the street address for Uncle D’s Diner, which may be useful for you Mapquesters and Wazers: 869 Mill St, East Berlin, CT 06023 … And here is their official web site: https://www.uncleds-diner.com/ … And Uncle D’s Diner is on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/uncledsdiner - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there!…   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/29/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) FRIDAYS (started 6/11/2019), Rockville (confirmed for 2019) - “…New England Motorcycle Museum Cruise and Bike Night – Every Friday Night!…”… webmaster's note – We were forwarded the flyer for this event by our old car friend Rick Stevenson, and we posted the flyer on the SAAC’s Facebook page, where you can now view it: FLYER LINK = https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/64395828_2276302065793296_5732645213936025600_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_oc=AQnhTzGX-StfgJis4W4JGAt519YuFgM6Pazrg5z9_EguVaMxT257SYkxvmwuS-IS8Io&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=5d940f2e39ee2d28be8e4f5595644a51&oe=5D7A17BC … Here is more info transcribed from the flyer – “…Hot cars, trucks, bikes, and bands, at The Museum!... Starting Friday, June7th, 5:00pm to 9:00pm… Live band every Friday!... Best of show awards… Free all summer long… New England Motorcycle Museum (“NEMM”), 200 West Main Street, Rockville, CT…”... Even more info – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the New England Motorcycle Museum’s official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/newenglandmotorcyclemuseum/ …  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/18/2019)

(Updated for 2018) FRIDAYS, Monroe (confirmed for 2018) – “The Classic Nights Car Club’s Village Square Shopping Center of Monroe Friday Cruise Nights”… Quoting from the 4/14/2018 e-mail we received from our friend Pete Kodz (photogs189@aol.com) of the Classic Nights Car Club: “…Classic Nights Cruise Nights May to September… Start date = Friday, May 11th… Celebrating our 34th year of cruising… Every Friday night May to September, 6:00pm to 8:30pm, at Village Square Shopping Center, 401 Monroe Turnpike (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT (across from McDonald's)… Cutoff Year 1978… More info: http://www.classicnights.com …” (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/19/2018)

(Updated for 2018) FRIDAYS (starts 4/27/2018), Foster, RHODE ISLAND (confirmed for 2018- “…The Woodland Cruise… 115 East Killingly Road, Foster, RI ... webmaster’s note – We received the notice for this event from our friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net), who passed it along to us on 4/25/2018, with this cover note: “…New Friday cruise night… This is on the CT-RI line… Check out all their shows on their web site: http://www.ricowboycruisers.com/car-shows.html ... Sounds good, thanks Rick! Following is the info paragraph about The Woodland Cruise that Rick passed along to us (and Rick is correct, Foster, RI is right across the CT-RI border from the CT town of Killingly): “…Listen up girls & guys! There’s a new cruise in Rhode Island every Friday night, Yes, it’s a free cruise with trophies every week. Hope to see you all at The Woodland Meeting House Cruise. All vehicles (cars, bikes, trucks, and firetrucks) will be parking in the beer garden. We have plenty of room for hundreds and hundreds of sweet rides. So, I suppose you wan to know where? Well, it’s in the boonies with a great atmosphere. Ice cold alcoholic beverages inside and outside. Great food menu and lots of good music. This cruise starts on Friday, April 27, 2018, 4pm to dusk. See you at The Woodland Meeting House… Hosted by The RI Cowboy Cruisers… We would be so happy if everyone could bring one canned good—remember: ‘We Feed The Hungry’…” Thanks again Rick for the info!... More info – Woodland Meeting House web site: www.woodlandmeetinghouse.com – and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/WoodlandMeetingHouseRestaurant/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/25/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SATURDAYS (starts 4/27/2019; runs “probably until the end of October”), Monroe (confirmed for 2019) - “…Monroe Street Rodders Present: ‘Bill’s Doo-Wop Drive-In Cruise Night’…”… “…(starts) Saturday, April 27, 4pm to 9pm, at Bill’s Drive-In, 431 Monroe Tpke (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT 06468… ‘Come on down to the New Bill’s Doo-Wop Drive-In for our first cruise of the season! Cut off year = 1985. No burn outs please… More info - Monroe Street Rodders on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/MonroeStreetRodders/ … Will be a weekly-occurring cruise night on Saturdays… Even more info - Bill’s Doo-Wop Drive-In on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Bills-Drive-In-119867918055014/ …”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend our friend and Whitewalls Car Club member Steve DeVito’s (stevedevito44@gmail.com) for this info, via his e-mails of 3/4, and 3/6/2019… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/6/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SATURDAYS (starts 5/4/2019; runs “every 1st and 3rd Saturday until the end of the season”), Meriden (confirmed for 2019) - “…American Muscle Car Club Cruise Night at Class Act Auto Wash…”… Saturday, May 4th, 2019, 5pm to 8pm, at Class Act Auto Wash, 1275 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450… “…It's our first cruise night of the season! We hope to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones… Come hang out with American Muscle Car Club at Class Act Auto Wash!... AMCC cruise nights are known for being informal and lots of fun. We're all about hanging out and talking cars! You might even see a little bit of smoke if you hang around until the end!... This cruise night will be held every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month until the end of the season!...”… Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/355697438375467/ … webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friends the American Muscle Car Club (on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct/ - and make sure you give ‘em a “Like while you’re there) all the work they do to organize and run these events! I have been to several, and they are always relaxed, low-key, welcoming, and FUN!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SATURDAYS (starts 5/18/2019; see listing for other dates), Uncasville (confirmed for 2019) - “…Cruise Nights 2019 – at The Center of Montville - Presented by The Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club…”… The Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club presents ‘Cruise Nights 2019,’ at The Center of Montville, 601 Route 32, Uncasville, CT 06382… “…Come on down and help us celebrate 20 years of fun with Family and Friends! All cars and trucks welcome, no cut-off dates. Sorry, no motorcycles… (List of 2019 dates): Saturday, May 18th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm… Saturday, June 15th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm… Saturday, July 20th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm... Saturday, August 17th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm… Saturday, September 21st, 4:00pm until 7:00pm… Appreciation trophies courtesy of Whaling City ford… Great music, exciting raffle prizes, big 50/50 raffle… All raffle proceeds go to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center… Rain dates are the following Saturday—for the latest cruise night and show info see our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SCMC1 ... On the web: www.semc.com… Please, no alcohol & no burnouts…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Clem Brown (lxxvtr6@aol.com) of the SECMC for sending along the Official Flyer for this event attached to his e-mail of 3/18/2019, from which all of the above info was directly transcribed—and we also uploaded a copy of it for your reference—FLYER link: https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/54432275_2134658576624313_6546783589474762752_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=97aa4a7d42a2830215be12300ee3dcff&oe=5D072C44… And there you have it! Hats off to Clem and all of the SECMC-ers for making these events happen, and benefiting such a wonderfully good cause!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/19/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SATURDAYS (starts 4/20/2019; see listing for other specific dates), Branford (confirmed for 2019) - “…Excelerate Performance of Branford Presents ‘Cars & Coffee Branford’…”… Quoting from the dedicated event page (https://www.excelerateperformance.com/cars-and-coffee-branford) at Excelerate’s web site: “…Excelerate Performance Cars & Coffee, 2019 Dates: April 20thJune 8thAugust 10thOctober 5th… Always from 8:30am to 11:00am, at 12 Sycamore Way, Branford, CT 06405, telephone 203-483-6100… ‘…You asked, we listened… You wanted more Cars and Coffee Events? You’re going to get them…Coffee from Willoughby’s provided… Free bagels… And cars… It gets no better…’… Excelerate Performance specializes in European, Japanese, and Exotic Service, Performance, and Repair… More info – The official Excelerate Performance web site: https://www.excelerateperformance.com/ and/or Excelerate Performance on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ExceleratePerformance/ and/or also: https://www.facebook.com/XLR8CT/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SATURDAYS (2nd and 4th – see the listing for actual dates), Wallingford (confirmed for 2019) - Charter Oak Firebird & Pontiac Club Presents: “2019 Cruise Nights” in the plaza of Chick-Fil-A and Lowe’s of Wallingford, 1094 North Colony Road, Wallingford, CT, 4:00pm to 8:00pm, 2ndand 4th Saturdays… 2019 Schedule (no rain dates): May 11th … May 25th … June 8th … June 22nd … July 13th … July 27th … August 10th … August 24th … September 14th … September 28th … October 12th … October 19th … “… “…All Classic, Muscle, & Specialty Cars Welcome! Classic Imports Too (no tuners)… Bigger trophies & better raffles!... 50/50 drawing… Music, and more!...”… Brought to you bywww.charteroakfirebirds.org – for club information call Brad 203-467-4482… Charter Oak Firebirds reserves the right to refuse entry to any vehicle or person. No alcohol. No burnouts. No dogs allowed, except for service animals. Please come, have fun, and be safe!... For more info - Please review the Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/582306265603927/ … Please also be sure to visit and “Like” the Charter Oak Firebird & Pontiac Club’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Charter-Oak-Firebird-and-Pontiac-Club-223410181005443/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/10/2019)

(Updated for 2018) SATURDAYS (3rd Saturday of the month April thru October; starts 4/21/2018), Wallingford (appears to be confirmed for 2018) – “…’Cars & Coffee’ at Bruegger’s Bagels of Wallingford…”… Quoting from the information contained on a flyer that we recently ran across posted at the web site of our friends the Connecticut Classic Chevy Club (https://www.ctclassicchevy.com/): “…Cars & Coffee… Come grab a cut of Joe and a bagel and check out some of the coolest cars in the area. Bring your car or truck, any year or model. But please, no loud stereos or burnouts. Join fellow enthusiasts and talk cars in a casual, relaxed atmosphere… Where: Bruegger’s Bagels, 970 North Colony Road (Route 5), Wallingford… When: Third Saturday of the month, April through October, 2018 (4/21… 5/19… 6/16… 7/21… 8/18… 9/15… 10/20… rain date = the following Saturday)… Time : 8:00am ‘till 11:00am… Contact: Tony at bet.rapuano@gmail.com for more info or rain cancellation… Participants get a free coffee with any purchase… Free dozen bagels to the Manager’s Choice of car/truck of the day…”… FLYER – We also went ahead and uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server as well, where you can view it at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018BrueggersBagelsWallingfordSaturdayCarsAndCoffeeFlyer.jpg (FYI – We also found most, if not all of this info published on the Special Interest web site, in the Connecticut Calendar of Events area: http://www.specialinterest.com/siv_events.cfm)… More info: Be sure to visit and “Like” the official Bruegger’s Bagels of Wallingford Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Brueggers-Bagels-381395465265039/ … Learn more about the CT Classic Chevy Club at their official web site: https://www.ctclassicchevy.com/ - and you can also check them out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CtClassicChevyClub/ (be sure to visit and give them a “Like”)… Oh, and here’s a cool WTNH News Channel 8 web site feature with Ryan Kristafer that lets you get to know some of the people behind the CT Classic Chevy Club: http://wtnh.com/2017/04/27/cruisin-connecticut-connecticut-classic-chevy-club/ … Some additional thinking ahead – Keep your eyes open for info on the CT Classic Chevy club’s hugely-popular Memorial Day Weekend car show that takes place at the expansive parking lots of Quinnipiac University in Hamden—believe this is a co-production with the Hamden Police Department also. From what I recall, it usually happens on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/5/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SATURDAYS (see the listing for dates), Waterford (confirmed for 2018) – “…New London-Waterford Speedbowl 2018 Cruise Nights…”… webmaster’s note – We just saw this listing a couple of days ago, via a flyer as posted online by our friends at Connecticut Cruise News (http://www.ctcruisenews.com/ and/or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Connecticut-Cruise-News-332651045567/ - and make sure to give ‘em a “Like”!) – here is the exact link to the electronic flyerhttp://www.ctcruisenews.com/events/cn09.php - please note that this is the SECOND event on the schedule—unfortunately we were not quick enough seeing the event listing to get the season kickoff on June 30th added to our calendar in time!), and felt it very worthy of being added to the SAAC Calendar! Following is an exact transcription of the info presented on the flyer: “… Trucks & Cars, 1896 thru 1978… New London-Waterford Speedbowl 2018 Cruise Night… Join us for our Classic Car Cruise Night at the New London Waterford Speedbowl, 1080 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford, CT 06385, www.speedbowlct.com … (List of event dates): June 30th… July 28th… August 25th… September 29th… No entry fee to enter Car Cruise Show!... Every car that participates in our Classic Car Cruise Night will receive a voucher redeemable for 1 complimentary Grandstand ticket… Bring your voucher to the Box Office VIP window to redeem your free grandstand ticket for the night’s races…” Sounds awesome!... More info – Please make sure also to visit (& “Like”) the New London-Waterford Speedbowl’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/thespeedbowl/ …    (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/12/2018)

This Calendar is originated and periodically updated by the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection, a not-for-profit enterprise run for antique auto enthusiasts, by antique auto enthusiasts. As the information presented here is gleaned from a WIDE variety of sources, there is no way we can vouch for the truth or accuracy of anything, and we STRONGLY suggest you get in touch with the applicable event contacts listed, to make sure the event is indeed going to be held (especially before you make a long trip to attend!). Thank you. SAAC, P.O. Box 3353, Stony Creek, CT 06405, e-mail CommonGear@aol.com, web site http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/SAACMainPage.html . Please send your CT Shoreline-area event listings for inclusion here (non-marque-specific events preferred).

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